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are not peaceful protesters. they are heavily armed militants who are receiving significant support from russia. the russian leadership must know that if it continues to destabilize eastern ukraine and disrupt this month's presidential election, we will move quickly on additional steps. >> that is president obama and german chancellor merkel trying to calm tensions in ukraine, which is now on full military alert. fearing an imminent invasion from russia. moscow has warned any use of ukraine's military against its own people would be a game changer with "catastrophic consequences." that is exactly what the interim ukrainian government did this morning. ukraine's new anti-terror teams used force to take back the eastern town of sloviansk from who they call professional mercenaries. this is the same city where several american journalist from cbs news and buzz feed were detained and thankfully we're released. ukrainian military units now have half that city under their control and the acting president says his goal now is to prevent the unrest from spreading. along the southern coast, nearly three
a new week. more on that ahead. we want tough new sections against -- to get russia to sta stand down when it comes to ukraine, and the president insists this may not be all. >> we are keeping in research additional steps that we could take should the situation escalate further. >> none of this appears to be phasing putin who today insisted these latest actions by the u.s. will not go without a response from him, and there is no sign of things calming down in the ukraine. just today a staunchly pro-west mayor was shot and nearly killed and mafshged militants have seized yet another city hall. this one located just 100 miles from the russian border. we learned one thing from the president's latest trip. it's that he carries a lot of baggage wrer you goes. he is with us from d.c. he is, of course, the rnlt scholar at the american enterprise institute, and, norm, generally presidents are more policy -- foreign policy focused in their second term. that is the historical pattern. it seems he has been forced into that historical pattern because of what's happening around the fwloeb and what
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